A month ago I shared my first experience with Real Techniques, when I tried out a collection of their eye brushes in the Real Techniques Your Eyes Starter Kit*, and today I’m back with a similar introductory set for your entire face with the Real Techniques Your Base Core Collection*.
The Real Techniques Your Base Core Collection includes four different brushes that are everything you need for a flawless face. The specific brushes included are a Contour Brush, Pointed Foundation Brush, Detailer Brush, and a Buffing Brush. They all come together in a case that can also turn into a stand, which makes this an extremely travel-friendly set!
One of the neat things about Real Techniques brushes are that the handles are colour-coordinated for what part of your face the brushes are for. So the eye brushes are purple, the lip and cheek brushes are pink, and the face brushes, like the ones in the Real Techniques Your Base Core Collection, all have orange handles. Before I got this set, I had never tried contouring before, but then I had never owned a Contour Brush. I still haven’t quite figured it out, but I love using this brush to add some highlighter to the tops of my cheekbones as well. It’s very soft and has a slightly pointed tip that makes it perfect for that. If I actually give contouring more of a try, I will definitely be reaching for this brush.
The second brush in the Real Techniques Your Base Core Collection is the Pointed Foundation Brush, which is meant for applying liquid foundation. However, I honestly find this brush to be too small for that, as it takes a very long time to apply all over my face using it. That said, it does a much better job for concealer, especially if you use it under your eyes, or if you want to get around the edges of your nose.
I wasn’t quite sure what to make of the Detailer Brush when I first got it, as it is surprisingly small for a face brush. Although it can be used if you want to apply concealer to a particular spot, it also works as a lip brush! The bristles are stiff (but soft) so you can get a sharp line.
The final brush in the Real Techniques Your Base Core Collection is the one that everyone always talks about, and that’s the Buffing Brush. This is a very soft, fluffy but dense brush that is perfect for blending in powders. I don’t own any mineral foundations but even using a pressed powder I get higher coverage using using compared to my regular powder brush, however it still gives a natural finish when I buff it in.
The brushes in the Real Techniques Your Base Core Collection are all cruelty-free and made of synthetic bristles, but they are incredibly soft as well. I also haven’t had any issues with shedding at all, which is really refreshing after some of my previous brushes! This set is available online for $23.99 at FarleyCo (here) as well as in stores such as London Drugs, Lawtons and Walmart. I think the Real Techniques Your Base Core Collection is a great price for a great collection of brushes, even if I don’t always use them for their intended purpose.
So far, I am incredibly impressed with Real Techniques, and I definitely want to try more of their brushes–I’m very interested in the Duo Fibre collection which has rave reviews, as well as the Stippling and Blush Brush. Have you tried any brushes from Real Techniques before?